Tuesday, March 25, 2014

A family that bikes together...

There are only a few things that make my    Heart feel so full at one time. Biking with my family is one of them. Sounds silly I know, but there is something about riding bikes together that just makes me feel so joyful, grateful, excited, and hopeful. I have dreams of even more biking adventures with my boys than we have already taken. So many great things come from a bike ride...ideas, a pumping heart, wind in your hair, the closest thing to flying, economical, environmental, and straight up fun! So I share the joy with my boys and and my heart beats extra big because I ride with my loved ones. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Welcome Spring!

I get pretty excited about the change in the seasons. I am always happy for the next season and all the activities and opportunities... Warmer days, planting seeds, watching color show up in the yard, rhododendrons! Soccer, bike riding, backyard fires... Awe I love spring. 
First day of spring our front yard early morning. 
Boys got new bikes, they have grown so much their old bikes were way too small. Tres is inspired to get a bike too, they are all thinking about getting into mountain biking. I'll stick to cruising on pavement. 
Free to be. Oregon dunes. Home.

Trillium... My favorite spring wild flower.😍

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Around the home

I planted my first set of seeds for the season! Zucchini seeds in my garden window. Ruben also started his science project with seeds. Do seeds grow better  with milk or water for growth? Going to be a smelly one. 

The hens are laying well now. Occasionally having an abundance to trade. A recent trade has been leather scraps for eggs. We all have ideas in leather work we want to try.
My kitchen pet. I feed it daily. It grows and bubbles and turns into the most delicious loaf of sour dough bread. Tastes even better topped with a fresh egg. Oh! I get excited about slow food:)

Activities evolve over time. This weekend the tables turned from preschool to two big boys with a hot glue gun, popsicle sticks, qtips, and cotton balls. Taking the form of boomerang, kite, throwing stars, letters of the alphabet, or rocket ships. 
Selfie with my littlebear. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

A day at the farm.

We finally made it to the farm before the baby goats grew too big. The boys and Lakia tried for hours to catch a baby goat, but never succeeded. We had a lot if fun watching them interact with each other. They bottle fed one of the lambs too. A great day upriver it felt great to be out and see the signs of spring everywhere. 

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sutton Hike

I took some time for myself on Friday for a quick hike through Sutton. I saw two river otters, briefly. It felt great to be out in the woods.